Brave Church: Tackling Tough Topics Together
"I grew up in a church that never felt real. I became a pastor because I wanted to change that," Elizabeth Hagan writes in Brave Church.
Our society needs brave churches where people can talk about the real struggles they are experiencing without fear of shame or judgment. They need their church to offer a safe space to talk openly about their daily challenges and to know that others will listen and respond with loving hearts and open minds.
Brave Church will help congregations talk about controversial topics with sensitivity to those who see the world differently from themselves. It will guide readers to think about how the church relates to infertility/miscarriage, mental health, domestic violence, racism, and sexuality. Throughout the 6-week study, readers will follow "brave space rules" so they can stay in hard conversations with one another. While it can be read alone, Brave Church is designed to be used as a 6-week resource for small groups.